*+-“We should act like a grown-up and think like a start up,” says Judith Curr of Atria Books when it comes to working with with entrepreneur authors today.
*+-For the first time, Facebook’s Internet.org app has bundled free ebooks with its services, starting in Colombia with 24symbols.
*+-The CEO of Publishing Technology offers his five predictions for trade publishing in 2015, including more hybrid pubs, content marketing and mobile reading.
*+-Florence Devouard, former chair of the Wikimedia Foundation and co-founder of Wikimedia France, describes the work Wikipedia does in the developing world.
*+-The children’s book market has grown 44% in the last decade. Why? Because, as Nielsen’s Children’s Book Summit detailed, kids and teens still read — a lot.
*+-Hachette has partnered with Gumroad, a company that enables direct sales through Twitter, to see if the social media platform can sell books.
*+-Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.
*+-A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers
*+-Veteran author Warren Adler discusses how digital publishing defies traditional norms that dictate the average life span of a book.
*+-HarperCollins UK’s Sam Missingham argues there’s no better way to promote books than social media, but you really have to work at it.